Originally Posted by paddy147
You sound very much like the last builder we spoke to when reviewing his quotatin for a house renovation.
But its true,you are paying for the quality of fit and the skill.
I dont have a clue what you mean sorry. But if I am reading this correctly your baseing your experience of the tile industry on a conversation you had with your builder. Tiling is an art. I am NOT a tiler but I am so long in the business that i can spot a bad job very quickly. I can also spot a bad tiler based on his her prices.
Its a reasonable logic to assume that a slow patient tiler who is very good will not do a lot of jobs but will do them so well that she/he will be in demand. Its equally reasonable to assume that fast assembly line tilers cut corners and do shoddy work. Both assumptions do not always prove correct but its been my experience that a slow tiler is a perfectionist.
I think you are agreeing with me in your last line.
Always get references. remember its not the cost of the 20 mtrs of tiling that is the problem its the cost to remove the 20 meters of tiling if the tiler fooked up and believe me with due respect everybody in eastern europe might be excellent workers but that does not make them excellent tilers.